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Senior living community producing 'lifelong learning' classes

April 28, 2017
| By Pat Evans |
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Samaritas Senior Living Grand Rapids The Academy wine class
Samaritas Senior Living produces Academy classes at its Grand Rapids campus. Photo via youtube.com

A local senior living community will offer a diverse slate of “lifelong learning” classes this spring and summer, beginning on Monday.

Samaritas Senior Living in Grand Rapids announced this month the 14-class lineup for its Academy program, which begins May 1 and runs through July 12.

The classes are free and open to the public, including all ages.

The Academy includes a range of classes: Introduction to Drawing; Food Sustainability; Indoor Herb Gardens; Learn to Make Sushi; Life Re-imagined Checkup; Square Dancing; Grilling; Woodworking; Car Maintenance; Memoir Writing; Media Literacy; Zumba Gold; Organization; and GenSilent Film and Discussion.

The Academy launched last year with 165 hours of class time and 838 students.

Professors range from college professors to residents, staff, community members and business owners.

“We are excited to kick off our second year,” said Deedre Vriesman, executive director, Samaritas Senior Living. “It is full of a variety of classes that we hope everyone will enjoy.”

People can sign up for the classes online

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